Emergency Rescue Techniques
June 23, 2011
No horses or humans were injured when a tornado ripped through several barns at Churchill Downs on June 22.... Read More
June 18, 2011
Planning ahead for natural disasters can increase your horse's chance for surviving the storm. ... Read More
June 14, 2011
Horse owners are frequently informed about how to reduce fire risks, but knowing how to react if a fire does ... Read More
May 09, 2011
The University of Florida's (UF) Large Animal Technical Rescue Team training protocols are under review after a horse drowned during a water rescue training exercise last month. The UF Large Animal Technical Rescue Team was created three years ago ... Read More
May 06, 2011
The Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) and the Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART) are holding training activities this spring that include an introductory course for veterinary students and a more intensive... Read More
April 29, 2011
More than 24 hours after the tornado outbreak touched the South, there was still little news about the twisters' impact on horses residing in the affected areas. ... Read More
February 04, 2011
The Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine has received a grant from the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) for $20,000 in support of a State/Regional Disaster Management Training Program. The $20,000 from the AVMF ... Read More
February 01, 2011
Farm owners and managers can take certain steps to minimize the chances of a barn fire occurring.... Read More
August 13, 2010
How many people and pieces of equipment does it take to extricate a 1,400-pound Trakehner mare from a 4-foot-deep ditch? On Aug. 11 New Jersey residents discovered it could take three different fire departments, plus shovels, a backhoe, straps,... Read More
March 17, 2010
An anonymous donor picked up the tab to rescue a horse from a sandbar in the middle of the fast-moving Gila River five days after the animal was stranded there when its rider attempted to cross the water, the Arizona Republic reported. ... Read More
March 01, 2010
To help further the cause of improving large-animal emergency rescue training, USRider has contributed significant donations to the University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine over the years to support the college's large-anim... Read More
February 08, 2010
To prepare state and county animal response teams to aid animals during emergencies, the New Jersey Animal Emergency Working Group will hold its 13th annual symposium March 1, 2010, in Westampton.
The daylong seminar will seek to ens... Read More
November 30, 2009
Partner groups of the Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART) combined their expertise Nov 13-15 in Minden, La., for a course in technical large animal emergency rescue (TLAER). The course was held at the LSU Fire & Emergency Trainin... Read More
November 19, 2009
The Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART) partnered with local Ouachita Parish officials and Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries to rescue and evacuate a geriatric horse from the rising floodwaters of the Ouachita River on Nov. 9, 2009, i... Read More
October 28, 2009
Registration is now open for an annual large animal rescue training opportunity for first responders, emergency medical technicians, veterinarians, firefighters, and other emergency/rescue personnel.
October 04, 2009
Dr. Becky McConnico offers advice on planning for hurricane season. ... Read More
September 10, 2009
A 2,400-lb draft horse named Sylvia is recovering after firefighters in Estacada, Ore., rescued her from a 15-foot-deep hole on Monday night,
July 20, 2009
Most horses are now safe from forest fires that have been burning west of Kelowna, British Columbia, thanks to the efforts of the Kelowna SPCA, the B.C. Interior Horse Rescue, and the Canadian Disaster Animal Response Team.
The fires drove... Read More
June 08, 2009
June 08, 2009
Veterinarians from Louisiana State University (LSU) responded to an emergency call the evening of May 30 after learning that two horses were trapped in an overturned horse trailer as a result of a single vehicle accident.
LSU veterinarians,... Read More
May 12, 2009
Hagyard Equine Medical Institute of Lexington, Ky., strives to train veterinarians, first responders, and individual horse owners in large animal emergency response techniques by offering annual courses.
The group's next large animal... Read More
May 07, 2009
Large-animal emergency rescue training continues growing in popularity around the globe, according to Mark Cole, managing member for USRider, a roadside assistance plan designed with horse owners in mind. Awareness of the issue was at a far lowe... Read More
April 15, 2009
Earlier this spring, a group of third graders in Richmond, Ky., got a hands-on lesson in rescuing large animals.
On March 30, Tomas Gimenez, DrMedVet, and Rebecca Gimenez, PhD, gave a
April 03, 2009
The Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension Center (MARE Center) will host a Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue Training (TLAER) training session May 13-15, 2009.
Instructors Tomas Gimenez, DrMedVet, and Rebecca Gimenez,... Read More
February 13, 2009
Days End Farm Horse Rescue of Woodbine, Md., will offer Large Animal Rescue Training on two separate dates, March 22 and May 9.
Aimed at emergency responders, horse owners, barn managers, and the general public, each one-day session runs... Read More
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Q. Q: I have an older horse that sometimes lies down and has trouble getting up. My vet thinks it is advanced arthritis in his stifles. Do you have any rescue equipment that you have used to lift a horse up? Thank you for the compassionate work you do with horses. Sharon